This is for not just kids … for those of an enquiring turn of mind, those interested in how things work, those who are curious and those who want fun learning in these C-19 times of home stay.


Are you ready for a challenge ?


Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Coat a nail in copper? What happens when you plug a clock into a potato? Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.



All the experiments demonstrate basic principles of science and physics, and are buildable with common household items including balloons, plastic bottles, dish soap, and eggs.

These challenges appear to have been around since 2016, but Dyson is leveraging the moment to re-promote the project on Instagram, and reshare any experiments you tag them on. Indeed, with tens of millions of children across the U.S. who are now learning from home, the projects look particularly appealing again.


Mark Wilson for FastCompany, published 8 April 2020.


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